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CAT results likely to be out by January 5

The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs

education Updated: Jan 03, 2018 12:03 IST
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A total of around 1,99,600 candidates appeared for CAT 2017, for which 2,31,067 students had registered.(Getty Images)

The Common Admission Test or CAT results for admission to Indian Institutes of Management and top B-schools are likely to be declared on January 5, various newspapers have reported.

A total of around 1,99,600 candidates appeared for the exam for which 2,31,067 students had registered.

The CAT was conducted in 381 test centres spread across 140 cities in India.

Various sources had indicated earlier that the CAT 2017 results would be tentatively available online on the second week of January next year. The list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection will be made available on the website of the respective IIMs.

Each IIM will send interview letters to the shortlisted candidates directly. The criteria for shortlisting vary among IIMs. Candidates will have to visit the admission hotlinks of the respective websites of IIMs for further information.

This year the number of women candidates registered for the CAT increased by 1.16% over last year’s figure. As against 231, 067 applicants, this year 78,009 women candidates took the examination.

Last year 76,000 women had appeared in the exam. The number of male candidates this year is 153,027.

This year the number of transgender candidates also increased to 31 from 22 last year, said Prof Dwivedi. The number of physically challenged applicants is 910 against last year’s 921.

First Published: Jan 02, 2018 14:06 IST